Top 5 Baitcast Reels

When it comes to finding the best baitcast reel it can be an overwhelming task. Luckily for you, we've made that decision easier. Listed below are five of the best baitcasting reels MidwayUSA has to offer. Pairing one of these baitcasters with right the fishing rod and you will have a great baitcasting combo.

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Shimano Curado MGL 70 K Baitcast Reel

Small in hand but large in durability, dependability and performance, the Shimano Curado MGL 70 K Baitcast Reel is a addition to Shimano’s coveted line of Curado low-profile reels. The reel’s lightweight MGL Spool requires less start-up energy due to decreased inertia and results in longer casts with reduced effort. This advanced feature also allows the reel to excel for anglers fishing with finesses baits, such as handmade balsa baits, or lures that require light line for maximum fishability. The new Curado MGL 70 K is a great reel choice for anglers pitching and flipping in tight cover when increased line capacity is not required. But anglers shouldn’t be concerned about its compact size when fighting fish in close quarters or heavy cover, the Curado MGL 70 K is equipped with a Cross Carbon Drag to provide the needed stopping power against large fish. And just like the rest of the Curado family of reels, the versatile Curado MGL 70 K features MicroModule Gear for enhanced smoothness as well as a HAGANE Body for increased rigidity and durability for years of fishing performance.

Features

  • HAGANE Body
  • MGL Spool II
  • MicroModule Gear
  • SVS Infinity
  • CI4+ (Side Plate)
  • Cross Carbon Drag

About Shimano

From an angling perspective, every individual who has owned and enjoyed using Shimano tackle has a reason to thank a Japanese visionary named Shozaburo Shimano, who in 1921 declared "I aim to make Shimano's products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the world." For over 80 years, Shimano has concentrated on precision engineering, one step at a time. Creating the most innovative products and processes you can hold in your hand today.

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Abu Garcia Black Max Baitcast Reel

The upgraded Abu Garcia Black Max Baitcast Reel delivers class-leading performance in a compact, low-profile, lightweight design. The new generation of Max reels incorporates new styling with the proven value and reliability that anglers have come to expect from this series.

Features

  • 4 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • Machined aluminum spool
  • Power Disk™ drag system
  • Duragear™ brass gear
  • MagTrax™ brake system
  • Compact bent handle and star
  • Recessed reel foot
  • One piece graphite frame
  • Graphite sideplates

What Customers Are Saying

Great reel for price

We vertical jig for walleyes on Mississippi River, and needed to outfit several rods at a time. This reel does a great job for the price. Landed a 92" sturgeon w one so don't tell me you need a $100 + reel.
- River Bandit, 1/1/2021 Shop Now
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Daiwa Lexa HD Baitcast Reel

The battle tested Lexa line has been upgraded and reintroduced- the all new Daiwa Lexa HD. The features that have made the Lexa a staple in markets across the country have been supplemented and upgraded to offer the ultimate in heavy duty performance. An all new upgraded Clutch System has been beefed up specifically to handle the rigors of big bait fishing. A new All Grease Bearing System keeps the reel running smooth and silent without sacrificing freespool or distance. Complete with Stainless Steel Drive Gear & Pinion Gear, Aluminum Frame and Side Plate, and an Extended Counterbalanced Handle for maximum power and torque. Additionally, the 300 size has a redesigned frame for an added level of compactness and palmability. The Lexa HD you have come to know and love- upgraded.

Features

  • Redesigned Heavy Duty Clutch System
  • All Grease Bearing System
  • Stainless Steel Drive Gear & Pinion Gear
  • 7 Bearing System (6CRBB +1RB)
  • EVA Custom Handle Knob
  • Ultimate Tournament carbon drag (UTD) with up to 25lbs of drag
  • Swept Handle with weight-reducing cutouts
  • Handle length: 300 size 100mm, 400 size 120mm
  • Aluminum frame and side plate (gear side)
  • Magforce Cast Control

 

 

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Lew's Speed Spool LFS Baitcast Reel

The original Lew’s Speed Spool Baitcast Reel set the bar for performance in the $99 class of reels. However, the new and improved Speed Spool LFS just destroyed that bar with a sledge hammer. Featuring a new frame design to fit your hand with ease, high-strength solid brass Speed Gears and a P2 Super Pinion gear for smoother operation and extended gear life, the Speed Spool LFS just received a heavy-duty upgrade at the same great price.

Features

  • One-piece aluminum frame with easily removable graphite palming sideplate
  • Drilled, machined and anodized aluminum 34mm spool. SS1SA features high capacity dimpled spool
  • High strength solid brass Speed Gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC machines
  • P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear
  • Premium 10-bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch
  • Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS)
  • Anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment knob
  • Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 15lbs. of drag power
  • Bowed 95mm aluminum cranking handle with Lew’s custom
  • SoftTouch contoured paddle handle knobs
  • New oversized bowed audible click drag star
  • Zirconia line guide
  • External lube port

 

What Customers Are Saying

Excellent reel for the price

The reel just works. It handles the lighter lures but really shines in the heavier lures, 3/8ths and up. It pairs nicely on any rod and functions as you'd expect. Only complaint is the reel knows being flat but there are cheap options to replace them elsewhere. Reel pulled in a solid 4 pounder for me no issues so I have no doubts it'll last for a long while.
- Nathan, 4/9/2021 Shop Now
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Abu Garcia Revo Ike Baitcast Reel

The Abu Garcia® Revo® Ike®  Baitcast Reel is designed by Mike Iaconelli to include the power, comfort, speed, and action that he demands out of his fishing tackle. In addition to features, the attitude and personality that Ike is known for shows through the unmistakable cosmetics that make "Going Ike!" possible for the average angler.

Features

  • 9 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • Integrated Drop Shot Keeper
  • AMGearing™ system
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system
  • IM-C6™ body design
  • C6 carbon rotor
  • Rocket line management™ system
  • Rocket Spool Lip Design™
  • K-Clutch™ anti reverse
  • Round EVA knob

 

 

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